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Unformatted text preview: On coop or kennel he hangs Parian wreaths; A swan-like form invests the hidden thorn; Fills up the farmer's lane from wall to wall, Maugre the farmer's sighs; and at the gate, A tapering turret overtops the work. And when his hours are numbered, and the world Is all his own, retiring, as he were not, Leaves, when the sun appears, astonished Art To mimic in slow structures, stone by stone, Built in an age, the mad wind's night-work, The frolic architecture of snow. Cook, Roy J. eds. 101 Famous Poems . New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1958. 1. How does Emerson’s bending of the rules of grammar affect the play? 2. What is the tone of the poem? 3. What is the image portrayed? How does it change?...
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